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"FBI Targets Expected Growth In Computer Crime."
The FBI is beefing up its fight against computer crime.
A Washington office, which handles international cases,
was established in 1993. The San Francisco office will
keep a close eye on activities in Silicon Valley, while
the New York squad will handle financial-related
"Postal Service Planning to Sell Prepaid Telephone Cards."
Because the phone cards are "stored value cards," they
could offer the Postal Service a logical first step
toward the use of a "smart card" that might be used in
connection with an information kiosk the agency is
developing for the federal government to provide the
public with a computer link to the federal bureaucracy.
Long-range plans for the kiosk call for use of smart
cards that would enable people to receive government
payments, such as welfare benefits or checks for food
FKI_osk (7 kb)